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Solanum laciniatum

Observed: 11th November 2009 By: Peter M McEvoy
Botanical Society of Britain and IrelandNew Flora of the Isle of Man
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Description:

Handed in to me by a householder who had it growing in garden. Probably birdsown.

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Any chance of a photo of the

Any chance of a photo of the older leaves further down the stem and of the whole plant?

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Hope these enlighten you. It's really puzzling me!

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The berries do look

The berries do look characteristic of Solanum don't they? An enormous genus, of course!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Confirmation from Solanum

Confirmation from Solanum expert at the Natural History Museum:

"The plant in question is indeed Solanum laciniatum Aiton – it has become established all over London in recent years; it was originally brought to the UK by Joseph Banks from New Zealand. It is called kangaroo apple.
Hope this helps!
Sandy Knapp"

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)